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Remembering The Unsung Heroes Of 26/11

Terror attacks took place at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, Cama Hospital, Nariman House business and residential complex, Leopold Cafe, Taj Hotel and Tower and the Oberoi-Trident Hotel on 26th of November in 2008.

The Lashkar-E-Taiba terrorist Ajmal Kasab was caught alive by Tukaram Omble. Kasab, who was playing dead after being captured, fired gunshots on chest of assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Omble. Omble took the bullets but held on to the gun which led to the capture of the terrorist. The government awarded Omble a posthumous Ashoka Chakra later.

ASI Tukaram Omble

The then Anti-terror squad Chief Hemant Karkare was killed in action during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He was martyred outside the Cama hospital in an ambush.

Then ATS Chief Hemant Karkare

Ashok Kamate who was a part of the anti-terror operation was attacked by the terrorists outside Cama hospital. Kamate was called up from Chembur to Mumbai to be a part of the special anti-terror operation in Mumbai.

Ashok Kamate

It’s been 11 years of the terror attack in Mumbai that claimed over 160 lives and injured over 300 people. The entire city had come to a standstill when 10 terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group coordinated shootings and bombings, one after the other.

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